Two vehicle wreck involving 18-wheeler sends three people to the hospital

TRENTON, Tex. (KXII) - A two-vehicle crash on the intersection of two major highways left three people injured and a huge mess that took hours to clean.

Trenton police said an 18-wheeler semi truck carrying sand collided with an SUV, heading west on highway 121, just after the intersection of highway 69. They say three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition, two by helicopter and one by ambulance.

TxDOT cleaning crews worked to clear the sand off the roadway, causing both lanes of highway 121 to be shut down for about 4 hours.

Law enforcement is reviewing surveillance footage of the accident, taken from the Chubb's liquor store across the street.